DJI’s new drone features swappable search and rescue accessories

DJI is taking one of its newest drones and turning it into something small businesses and government agencies might want to use. The Chinese dronemaker just announced the Mavic 2 Enterprise — a modular $1,999 version of the Mavic 2 Zoom — that is better suited for tasks like inspection or search and rescue.

Mavic 2 Enterprise comes with three different accessories. There’s a 2,400-lumen spotlight, a 100 decibel speaker, and a flashing strobe. The loudspeaker allows operators to remotely blast up to 10 custom recordings, and the strobe is visible from three miles away. DJI says the accessories help move its products “beyond imaging” and “into configurable platforms that enhance aerial productivity.”

The Mavic 2 Enterprise has been elevated from the consumer version in other ways too. The drone features a “self-heating” battery that DJI says will allow it to fly in colder weather. It has 24GB of onboard storage, versus 8GB on the Mavic 2 Zoom. DJI’s also built in extra security by password-protecting the drone. When enabled, the feature forces users to punch in a code any time they activate the drone, connect the controller, or access the onboard storage.

DJI’s new drone otherwise leverages a lot of the same tech in the Mavic 2 Zoom. It has the same advertised 31 minute flight time, shoots 4K footage at up to 100 megabits per second, and of course has 2x optical zoom. The drone also has autonomous flight modes and obstacle avoidance thanks to a suite of sensors and cameras embedded around the airframe.